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Accident description
Last updated: 20 March 2018
Date:Thursday 21 February 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Aviatsiya Voenno-morskogo Flota Rossii (Russian Navy)
Registration: 07 red
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,7 km (1.1 mls) from Lakhta Air Base (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Fedotovo Air Base (XLWF), Russia
Destination airport:Lakhta Air Base, Russia
The aircraft crashed after striking treetops while on final approach to Lakhta.

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Distance from Fedotovo Air Base to Lakhta Air Base as the crow flies is 579 km (362 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Antonov An-26

  • 1403 built
  • 108th loss
  • 59th fatal accident
  • 23rd worst accident (at the time)
  • 30th worst accident (currently)
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